If you catch me with my fingers pruned and my heart rate sluggish, chances are I just got out of the bath. Yes, I have been known to linger in the tub for well over an hour… sometimes approaching two. Sylvia Plath summed it up best in The Bell Jar when she said, “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” Light some candles, pop a bottle of champagne, set the tap to 95, please, and I’ll see you in a few hours. Keep reading »
I love swapping beauty tips with friends, coworkers, even strangers on the street. When someone looks especially fabulous, I make sure to tell them, and, more importantly, ask their secret. Here are 55 cheap, easy hair and makeup tricks from Frisky staffers and friends. Some of them you probably already know, some of them you probably don’t, and who knows — one of them might change your life. Also, have I mentioned you’re looking quite lovely today? Care to share your secrets in the comments section?
My friend Aileen is always doing awesome things with her hair, so I asked her to come up with a tutorial for Frisky readers who might want to try something a little different for the holiday party circuit. She came up with this sweet swirly style that is somehow both retro and futuristic. We call it “candy swirls.” It’s simple and festive, and here’s how to get it for yourself…
For Christmas this year, I’ve decided to give you, Friskyverse, the gift that keeps on giving. The gift of redonkulous stock photography. All this guy wants for Christmas is his neck back. It looks like he’s the victim of a serious Photoshop fail. Click on through to see more my favorite WTF Christmas stock photos. Sorry, I didn’t have time to wrap them.
Me? I am wearing my pajamas. I had a little too much fun last night and then woke up to no hot water. Going to work without showering was just not an option. But I was so excited to see what my lovely staff is wearing today — everyone looks so festive. Must be for the Holiday Happy Hour I’m missing at the office today…
You know who I’m talking about: she’s always got headphones glued to her ears, stood in line to score the iPhone4S, and mocks you endlessly for still having a Hotmail account. Here are 10 gifts that will make the plugged-in girl in your life jump for joy.
I’ll admit it: much of the reason I own so much makeup is because I’m a sucker for aesthetics. Glossy gold tubes, shiny lettering, minimalist sans-serif fonts… these are all variables that contribute to me forking over my debit card in yet another Sephora sin, but what really gets me is colors. When I open up a compact to reveal a shimmering champagne shadow, my heart goes all aflutter. If you’re anything like me, and subtle luminescence is your crack cocaine, you’ll know how I feel about compact palettes. Lately, a number of companies have been rolling out this riff on the traditional make-up palette. They generally contain complementary shades made for the face or eyes or both, as they’re packed into powder bricks. The bottom line? Some of these radiant offerings are veritable works of art.
So you just started dating a fella and the pesky holiday season is fast approaching. Do you skip the gift altogether and risk him deeming you a cheap curmudgeon lady? Or do you go all out and scare the ever-living the crap out of him? I say … neither. Get him a something that shows you care, but not too much. After all, you just started dating so you aren’t ready to invest too much emotionally or financially. Click through for gift ideas for the dude you just started dating.
Today I made the editors pose at their desks with something ridiculous visible on their computer screens. Ami’s computer had a malfunction, but as you’ll see, I’m posing with a photo of my boyfriend on my screen, Jess was just looking at pandas as per usual, and Julie was just watching her favorite viral video for the millionth time.
As if we weren’t already jealous enough of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld! The model/daughter of ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld designed a line of lingerie for the luxe brand Kiki de Montparnasse. And she is modeling it herself, natch! We’d be seeing green if we weren’t so taken by these vintage-inspired black and white snaps.
I will never be able to afford Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie … but at least looking is free. [Fashionista]